The photo at the beginning of this post is my mother Geraldine Guokas Pape's fifth grade class at St. Joseph's Catholic School in Houston, Texas. Above is an enlargement showing just my mom, and at left is her report card from the year.
The class photo was taken April 13, 1939, by Babyland Studio. According to a 1945 Houston city directory (page 112), that studio was owned by Mrs. Lois G. Schlueter in 1945. She was the wife of noted Houston photographer Frank J. Schlueter. The 1945 Babyland Home Portrait Studio is at the same address, 3617 Main, as the Schlueter Home Portrait Studio in at least 1936 through 1942 (in the directories I could find online). Some of the photographs of people in the Schlueter Photograph Collection in the Houston Area Digital Archives are marked "Babyland Studio," or are of other school groups from a similar time period and are marked in similar handwriting to my mother's class photo above.
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